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“Marvelous B&B”

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Across the Harbour Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #18 of 92 Victoria B&B and Inns
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“Marvelous B&B”
Reviewed June 15, 2005

Expect to see a wonderfully furnished room/sitting room with a private Jacuzzi for two and bathroom. A sunroom upstairs always has beverages and reading materials. There is also a beautiful sight of their English Garden and the bay where sailboats float by. It is a short distance from the little transport ferries that taxi you to town, or if you feel like a nice walk there is a boardwalk alongside the water that take you all the way to town. A marvelous restaurant called The Spinnaker is a short 15 minute walk on the boardwalk. Try their Seafood Chowder and stop in front for some delicious truffles. The sites and smells along the boardwalk are marvelous and so are Lorne's huge breakfasts. He serves fresh fruit daily and will wake your tastebuds with great waffles, eggs Benedict, or fried eggs, all accompanied with generous portions of meat from ham to bacon to sausage. He adds a nice touch by having potatoes or fresh tomatoes and avocados. You will have fresh fruit juice and throughout the day an endless supply of coffee, teas, juices, and sodas or bottled water to take with you. This wonderful couple will give you complete privacy or entertain with genuine hospitality, which ever is your pleasure. Personally, I can't wait to see them again and enjoy their B&B.

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Reviewed June 14, 2005

Dear Barbara and Lorne:

Our visit to Victoria was made even more memorable by staying at Across the Harbour B & B. Thank you your wonderful hospitality ...... we felt like we were staying with friends we had known for a long time. I hope we can return to your lovely island sometime in the future and we will definitely plan to stay with you again.

We hope we can share our B & B with you in AZ at some time in the future. You are always welcome.

Sincerely,

Ken and Arlene Kerr
Pinetop, AZ

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Reviewed May 18, 2005

Our stay at the Across The Harbour B&B was the very finest in our long history of travel. My wife and I, now in our seventies, were highly impressed with the quality of the facility, the comfort of the surroundings, and the convenience of the location. Most impressive, however, was the kind, thoughtful, yet unobtrussive attention afforded us by the proprieters, Barbara and Lorne. Their knowledge of the area, and their keen interest in assuring we enjoyed our week's visit, filled each day with events we thoroughly enjoyed and memories we will treasure for years to come.

A word is required regarding the quality of each day's breakfast. Lorne is the cook - and his talent is far beyond the level of "ordinary". Each morning's meal was excellent with regard to taste, sumptuous with regard to quantity, and aesthetically attractive with regard to presentation.

My wife and I were given the Kingfisher room. The bathroom, with its modern double shower and "jet air" tub, allowed us to rejuvinate tired bones after each enjoyable day of sightseeing. The room's furnishing are of very high quality, and we found the bed especially comfortable.

For my wife and I, the only place for us to stay during future visits to Victoria will be the Across The Harbour B&B. We recommend it most highly to anyone visiting the area.

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Reviewed April 25, 2004

Wow, we were not impressed. This B&B is located on a very noisy harbor in an area of Victoria which is not the safest. I do not recommend walking around this area alone or at night. My wife and I walked up the street to the corner store to find bums sitting at the corner bumming money. The B&B is not what we were expecting: there are no views from the guest rooms only the patio where you eat breakfast. You can hear other guests in the rooms so we did not feel like we had any privacy on our romantic getaway, the breakfast was just OK (terrible coffee) and our host alwasy seems frazzled, so much so, we didn't ever want to bother her with a question. I do not recommend this B&B for a quiet getaway!

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Additional Information about Across the Harbour Bed and Breakfast

Property: Across the Harbour Bed and Breakfast
Address: 485 Head St, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our contemporary west coast home overlooking Victoria's outer harbour on the quiet side of Victoria. Relax in your private guest room with 3 of our 4 rooms offering king size beds, jetted tubs and fireplaces. Each of our tastefully appointed rooms offers TV/DVD player, complimentary wireless internet and ensuite bathroom. Enjoy artfully prepared breakfast in our harbour-view breakfast room. Browse our complimentary DVD library and enjoy popcorn, bottled water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and apple cider anytime. From our door, stroll the picturesque ocean walkway to town or in-season, hop a water taxi and experience the Inner Harbour by boat. Complimentary on-site parking is provided. Sea kayaking rentals are right next door and scenic bicycle trails are nearby. ... more   less 
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